Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cook on Clay flameware?

Flameware is a specially-formulated type of clay that can withstand thermal shock to avoid cracking—such as going from the refrigerator into a very hot oven. Cook on Clay makes flameware pots for preparing and presenting foods from our backyards, local farms & around the world.

Why use Cook on Clay flameware?

Cook on Clay pots are beautiful, durable, and offer superior cooking performance. They are also easy to clean and healthy for you and the environment.

Who should use Cook on Clay flameware?

Lovers of fine food, slow food aficionados, appreciators of quality kitchen tools, cooks, chefs, and anyone who enjoys the pleasures of cooking and eating.

What makes Cook on Clay flameware different?

Flameware clay is made from a special blend of earth materials that will not expand or crack when heated and cooled. It is fired at a very high temperature to make it hard and stable.

Can you use it on the grill or under the broiler?

Yes. All our flameware pots can be used under the broiler, on the grill, or in the oven.

Can you use it on the stovetop?

Yes. Pots used on a stovetop must have round bottoms to allow for even heat distribution. Several of our products are designed specifically for this purpose.

Can you use it in the microwave?

Yes. Flameware pottery can be used in the microwave. Microwave use is not recommended due to the high iron content of the clay and the glaze. However, many customers report using their pots in the microwave with no problems. 

Do you have to heat the pot with the oven?

No. Even cold from the refrigerator, flameware pots can be put directly into a hot oven, on the stovetop, or onto a hot grill. That is one of the beauties of Cook on Clay flameware.

How does it clean up?

Cook on Clay pots are completely dishwasher safe and are extremely easy to clean with soap and water. Don’t worry about using a scouring pad, it will not harm the surface.

Why do you make flameware pots?

We make flameware pots to encourage the idea of using handmade objects in everyday life, and because we are convinced that cooking and serving in handmade pottery brings connection and beauty to the simple act of sitting down to a meal with family and friends.